U.S. strikes Iran-backed forces in Iraq, Syria; Japan sends warships to the Gulf

U.S. strikes Iran-backed forces in Iraq, Syria; Japan sends warships to the Gulf

FPI / January 2, 2020 Geostrategy-Direct.com The United States will continue to confront Iran and its proxies for its attacks on American forces in the Middle East, Trump administration officials warned. The warning came after U.S. forces carried out airstrikes against Iran-backed militias in Iraq and Syria on Dec. 29. “We will not stand for […]

Seoul’s pro-North government days away from break with U.S. on Japan intel ties

Seoul’s pro-North government days away from break with U.S. on Japan intel ties

by WorldTribune Staff, November 14, 2019 Despite pressure from the U.S. to back down, South Korean President Moon Jae-In is seen as intent on terminating a key intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, reports say. Nov. 22 marks the deadline to terminate the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) between Seoul and Tokyo which was signed […]

Syria: Trump declares ‘great outcome’

Syria: Trump declares ‘great outcome’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 24, 2019 Turkey has agreed to end its military operation against U.S.-allied Kurds in Syria and the U.S. is lifting sanctions it had imposed on Turkey, President Donald Trump said on Oct. 23. “Today’s announcement validates our course of action with Turkey that only a couple of weeks ago was scorned,” […]

U.S. to shift withdrawn forces from Syria to Iraq

U.S. to shift withdrawn forces from Syria to Iraq

by WorldTribune Staff, October 20, 2019 American troops being withdrawn from northern Syria will be moved to western Iraq to continue the fight against Islamic State (ISIS), U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said. “The U.S. withdrawal continues apace from northeastern Syria… we’re talking weeks not days,” Esper told reporters. “The current game plan is for […]

As 5G era dawns, Pentagon is no longer world leader in communications tech

As 5G era dawns, Pentagon is no longer world leader in communications tech

Geostrategy-Direct.com In the 1980s, the Pentagon invested heavily in technology such as stealth and the Internet to help win the Cold War and establish the U.S. as the world’s lone superpower. Today, however, there is a growing consensus that China has taken the lead in the 5G era as the regime of supreme leader Xi […]

Defense secretary: $3.6 billion in military funds reallocated to border wall

Defense secretary: $3.6 billion in military funds reallocated to border wall

by WorldTribune Staff, September 4, 2019 Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has authorized $3.6 billion in funding for military construction projects to be reallocated toward construction of the border wall on the U.S. southern border. The new construction funds will reportedly be used for 175 miles of border wall. Currently, walls and fencing cover about […]

Tokyo-Seoul fight closely tracked by China, Russia, North Korea

Tokyo-Seoul fight closely tracked by China, Russia, North Korea

FPI / August 15, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com As the trade-culture conflict between Seoul and Tokyo heats up, South Korea’s president has floated the controversial idea of a partnership with North Korea. The move by left-leaning President Moon Jae-In amid a sinking economy was cheered by the South’s official media but enraged the nation’s conservatives. The South […]

China reacts with fury at U.S. plans to deploy missiles in Asia

China reacts with fury at U.S. plans to deploy missiles in Asia

FPI / August 14, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com By Richard Fisher China spent the week following the Aug. 2 U.S. departure from the 1987 Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, criticizing Washington’s decision. A senior official pushed back against the Aug. 3 statement by U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper that the U.S. would like to begin deploying […]